The construction industry is responsible for almost half of all CO2 emissions. What if we build in wood?


Germany’s forests supply the equivalent of 1 m3 of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) every 2 seconds

For all 26 units of Terrace House 700 trees would need to be cut leaving a void in the forest of 140 m x 140 m

Yet, it takes less than 21 minutes to grow back!

While absorbing some 2 000 tonnes of CO2

Let’s value growing materials. Let’s grow new values.


GROWING VALUES is collaborative project of Studyo and NL Architects and part of the traveling exhibition and publication SORGE UM DEN BESTAND — currently on show at DAZ until June 27. NEXT STOPS: Munich and Duisburg.

COOPERATION of BDA and Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

CURATORS: Olaf Bahner, Matthias Böttger and Laura Holzberg


EXHIBITION DESIGN by Marius Busch (ON/OFF) and Christian Göthner (lfm²) in collaboration with Daria Dordina

CONTRIBUTORS: I Katja Fischer, Jan Kampshoff — II Simon Jüttner — III Andreas Krauth, Urs Kumberger, Verena Schmidt — IV Tabea Michaelis, Ben Pohl — V Eike Roswag-Klinge, VI Michael Obrist — VII Jörg Heiler — VIII Roland Gruber, Maria Isabettini, Peter Nageler — IX Dirk E. Hebel — X Aysin Ipekci, Kamiel Klaasse

PHOTO: Leon Lenk

MODEL: atelier 36

RESEARCH: Dr. Ir. Pablo van der Lugt, Green Matters, TU Delft, Markus Steppler, W. u. J. Derix GmbH & Co., Martin Schwarz, Wald und Holz NRW

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